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Snatched

Snatched

| May 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

There’s a kernel of goodness at the heart of the mother-daughter comedy “Snatched” (Fox). There’s a kernel of goodness at the heart of the mother-daughter comedy “Snatched” (Fox). But the minority of grown viewers for whom the film is acceptable will have to wade through a veritable cesspool of bad taste to approach it.

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The Dinner

The Dinner

| May 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

“The Dinner” (The Orchard), a trenchant morality tale about the nature of evil and mankind’s savage underpinnings, turns out to be as infuriatingly dense and labyrinthine as Dutch author Herman Koch’s 2009 novel.

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

| May 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

Spirited sci-fi follow-up in which the hero (Chris Pratt) of the 2014 original encounters his long-lost father (Kurt Russell), a demi-god who created, and rules over, his own paradise-like planet.

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How to Be a Latin Lover

How to Be a Latin Lover

| May 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

There are so many plot threads going in “How to Be a Latin Lover” (Pantelion), they never quite come together. Rather, the film becomes a scattershot comedy wavering uncertainly between warm family fare and a sex farce.

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The Circle

The Circle

| May 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

Confused cautionary tale about a young office worker (Emma Watson) who is thrilled when a friend (Karen Gillan) gets her a job at the world’s leading social media company (led by founders Tom Hanks and Patton Oswalt).

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Phoenix Forgotten

Phoenix Forgotten

| April 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

The sci-fi-themed horror tale “Phoenix Forgotten” (Cinelou) includes little objectionable material, other than some salty language in the dialogue.

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Smurfs: The Lost Village

Smurfs: The Lost Village

| April 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

If you’ve always wondered, “Just what is a Smurfette?” then “Smurfs: The Lost Village” (Columbia) may be the film for you.

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